So you just finished high school with your heads up high, looking to get into college life as soon as possible. In Malaysia, Penang and Kuala Lumpur have the highest number of educational institutions in the country. Naturally, most are conflicted between choosing the place to study for the next 3 to 4 years of your life. Let us tell you why you should study in Penang!
1. City island life
Penang has been named as one of the most livable cities in the world. You get to enjoy the best of both city and island life in Penang. A compact city with all the amenities you would expect from a metropolis, Penang also retains its island life with plenty of serene beaches just next to its bustling streets. Enjoy the convenience of living in a modern city while avoiding the notorious traffic congestions of one.
2. Many world-class colleges and universities
Penang holds well on its own in being an important hub for education. While KL gets all the spotlight, Penang actually hosts a lot of world-renowned education institutes that offer a wide variety of courses for you to choose from. With names that you are definitely familiar with such as SENTRAL College Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, KDU, SEGi, INTI and more, students are spoilt for choice.
3. Food, food, food
Did we mention about the amazing food in Penang? Tasty street food and hawker stalls are one of the first things people remember about Penang. You can easily find hawker stalls offering mouth-watering treats around the clock. Studying here means that you get to savor all these delicious foods every day. Just remember to spend a few extra minutes on the threadmill to burn all those extra calories.
4. Cheap hostel
Staying in a Penang hostel is definitely cheaper than getting one in KL. You can easily get a room under RM400 in Penang while you will be lucky to get a shared room for the same price in KL. Other than that, hostels in Penang are usually located closer to the campus. Cities like Georgetown are very compact and some are even within walking distance.
If you are still divided on whether you should study in Penang, we hope the points above will help you in making a decision.